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Fox News Unwittingly Uses Picture of Lesbian Brides to Show You How to Choose A Husband

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Fox News Unwittingly Uses Picture of Lesbian Brides to Show You How to Choose A Husband

Fri, 2013-02-08 19:26

An article on FoxNews.com advocating traditional gender roles to help women "choose a husband and make peace with marriage," inadvertently used a picture of two lesbian brides to illustrate its point. 

The article, written by Suzanne Venker and titled "To Be Happy, We Must Admit Women and Men Aren't Equal," argues that feminism has dangerously perpetuated "the idea that women don't need men or marriage." Venker contends that this has resulted in a society where women indefinitely postpone marriage, until their biological clocks start ticking and they try to lock a boyfriend into a marriage. The author goes further to say that feminism and modern ideals of women's empowerment have turned marriage into a "competitive sport."

Venker gets downright ballsy when she contends that "feminism didn't result in equality between the sexes โ€” it resulted in mass confusion."

Speaking of mass confusion, check out this screenshot of the article's headline:

Apparently, neither Venker, nor anyone at Fox News, noticed that the gorgeous couple kissing in wedded bliss atop the Empire State Building is actually lesbian couple Stephanie and Lela Figarelle. You can read all about their big gay โ€” and legal โ€” wedding on Valentine's day last year in this feature from Huffington Post. Along with a gay male couple, the brides were among the first same-sex couples to wed atop the iconic building after New York legalized marriage equality in 2011. 

So, Ms. Venker, go ahead and take your traditional gender rolesโ€ฆ and stick them where the sun don't shine... and where we're sure you could clearly use some attention. Love and equality will always win. 

A major hat-tip to former SheWired and Advocate intern Camille Beredjick for the heads-up on this hilarious mixup. It brightened up our Friday. 

SOURCE

Just to help out http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/alaska-women-stephanie-fi_n_1276208.html

This huffpost^^^ article is almost a year old.. it is about the two women in the picture above for their wedding in the empire state building. They are from Alaska


BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! That is so funny! *gasps for breath*

by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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mandaday
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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It's funny because it is ironic that the best pic she could find to show the beauty of traditional marriage was of two women.
It's humorous whether you agree with gay marriage or not.


Quoting 12hellokitty:


Funny how Fox makes an honest mistake in using a picture, but just a week ago it was MSNBC who intentionally edited a video to demonize people who support the 2nd amendment....


Quoting TranquilMind:



No kidding.  It's not like it's clearly two women standing in wedding dresses.  This person looks enough like a man at a distance to be convincing in a photo.


Quoting candlegal:


Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.








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Tranla
by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Hilarious.
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I agree: it's great irony.

Quoting mandaday:

It's funny because it is ironic that the best pic she could find to show the beauty of traditional marriage was of two women.
It's humorous whether you agree with gay marriage or not.


Quoting 12hellokitty:


Funny how Fox makes an honest mistake in using a picture, but just a week ago it was MSNBC who intentionally edited a video to demonize people who support the 2nd amendment....


Quoting TranquilMind:



No kidding.  It's not like it's clearly two women standing in wedding dresses.  This person looks enough like a man at a distance to be convincing in a photo.


Quoting candlegal:


Easy mistake, looks like a man and a woman.









jllcali
by Jane on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:43 AM
It was obvious to me, looking at it on mobile, that it was 2 women.

But even if it wasn't, the editor still should have taken the time to verify the source of the picture who was in it. But I guess verifying isn't very important to some people in the news business.


Quoting TranquilMind:

Well, it isn't like it's obvious from the photo.  The facade of being a man is certainly there, though I'm sure it would be obvious close up or full face. 


It's isn't funny at all, that people are so confused today.

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jllcali
by Jane on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Hilarious
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